Jesus invited three of the disciples, Peter, James and John to join him at the top of Mount Tabor. What happened next was their experience of a terrifying lucidity, and proof positive of Jesus' true nature. Jesus was revealed, as pure light, pure truth.
Not the kind of light that comes to us in our everyday lives at 186,282 miles per second. Not the light of beautiful sunsets, or sparkling diamonds. It's the light that makes us shine with the radiance that we cannot cause, but also cannot prevent. The light of Christ.
Father Jonathan approaches this through the transcendent works of Vincent Van Gogh.
There is no way of telling people...
they’re all walking around shining like the sun!
— Thomas Merton